I started looking around my house for school type stuff. And I made this...
I had a small chalkboard we found at a thrift store that was originally going to go outside on the playhouse. And I had some Ball jars left over from some pickles my godmother gave me. Add some sunflowers from Trader Joe's and there's the first part.
It seems like I have an love of primary colors (and maybe I do). I wanted some garland to drape across the mantel. I went to Hobby Lobby got some super cute blue ribbon with polka dots and some felt to make some apples. I drew an apple. Then cut out the pieces individually and then super glued them together and then to the blue ribbon.
The little white owl came from Target. I will someday put him in my newly redesigned office. So he's not old but he fit nicely with everything. My godmother had also given me a bunch of old books that were hers along time ago. I had kept them becuase they were so cool looking and were actually books I read. Look at how cool and aged they are...
I had this old brownie camera that my grandpa had given me years ago that I was using on top of a shelf. I love the worn edges and the simplicity of the old cameras. It just makes me think of first day of school pictures that my grandpa/grandma would have taken.
Something still seemed missing , so I asked my mom if she had anything vintage schooly and she said she had this lunch box that belonged to my uncle. How great is that?
And so you all don't think everything here is perfect....this is what the rest fo the room looks like....
I love back to school time. with all of the books and supplies. What makes you think of school? What would you put on your "schooly" mantel?
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